Umidp Anes Krsic

Anes Kršić wanted to change the BiH society for the better, and be a responsible citizen. He recognised political engagement as one of the ways for a young person to improve the society. He wanted to do better than his predecessors, so he decided to never stop learning. He decided to build on his knowledge by taking part in UMiD for Young Political Leaders (UMiDp), the Institute’s program for young political leaders from various parties in BiH. During 3 five-day modules, young politicians learn about navigating the political system in BiH, creating a political image and political advocacy and negotiation to address youth needs and problems.  

Life before and after UMiD for Young Political Leaders… What changed?

I can confidently say that this training changed the way I think. Mogu reći da mi se način razmišljanja prije i način razmišljanja poslije obuke UMiDp promijenio. Drugačije posmatram i pratim ono sto se dešava u mojoj lokalnoj zajednici, ali i generalno  u BiH.

Why is additional education and experience important for young politicians?

Unfortunately, some BiH politicians lack even proper formal education, much less non-formal education. Politicians should continuously work on their education.

Additional education isn’t important just for politicians, it’s important for all citizens, especially young people. It’s important because non-formal education lets you meet people from all over BiH and the world, we make connections and new friends, we visit cities we hadn’t been to before, and, most importantly, we get the knowledge and experience that will definitely be of use to us whether in politics or any other sector that a young person may gravitate to in the future.  

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Are there things you wouldn’t have done or supported politically before the training, that you now view differently?

Before the training I thought some problems can solve themselves, but now I know that if we don’t get up and get going, nothing will be solved.

What will you be focusing on in your political engagement?

I, just like any other young politician, and any older politician as well, actually, should pay more attention to children and youth, given how many are leaving this country.

The best thing that happened to me during the training was…?

I met people who don’t judge you for your political affiliation, your name, your nationality. I also met inspiring lecturers and trainers who selflessly shared their knowledge and experience with us. That’s the best thing that could have happened to me during this training.

Can young people’s political engagement bring change?

Of course it can! We know that BiH has plenty of political parties, and they are a channel that can be used by youth to make sure their voices are heard, their rights respected, they can launch initiatives and propose solutions. Being in politics is only one of the ways we can start changing things for the better, which is why I believe every young person should join a political party.

biznisi stari grad

Youth from Stari Grad presented their business ideas on January 10, 2019 at the Municipality Stari Grad. These are potential candidates for participating in the Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth.

All candidates who took part in the presentations of business ideas met the legal and formal conditions stipulated in the Public call for funding and co-funding the best business plans with joint funds from the Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo and the Institute for Youth Development KULT.

Potential businesses include IT, the hospitality industry and trades. What is particularly encouraging is that many young people are interested in implementing their idea and have the courage to try their hand at entrepreneurship.

In cooperation with the Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo, the Institute for Youth Development KULT will, in addition to financial support, provide the candidates with advisory support and mentorship, which will help them improve the marketability and the technical aspects of their brand, thus making them recognizable on the market and allowing them to earn a livelihood. The selected business idea will start the implementation stage in the first quarter of 2019.

As a part of the program ‘Strengthening Skills and Encouraging Leadership in Youth for Active Participation in Democratic Processes” which provides comprehensive support in improving youth policies (with employment as one of the key issues for youth), the Institute for Youth Development KULT, in cooperation with 8 local communities started the Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth. The program is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden.

UMiDp

The Institute for Youth Development KULT is issuing a public call for taking part in a training for young political leaders, UMiD for political leaders.

Through the Public Call, the Institute will select the participants of UMiDp, which will comprise three 5-day modules encompassing 3 areas – 1. political system in BiH and how to navigate it, 2. creating a political image, and 3. political advocacy and negotiating to address youth issues and problems.

The planned schedule for the UMiDp training is:

Module I – 6 – 10 February 2019

Module II – 6 – 10 March 2019

Module III – 3 – 7 April 2019

The module schedule is not final and the Institute reserves the right to make changes.  

Application criteria

  • Eligible ages: 18 - 30.
  • Applicants must be members of a political party registered in BiH.
  • Applicant did not attend the first training Learn, Think and Act” for Political Leaders.
  • All the required documentation submitted.

Documentation

The application consists of the following:

  • curriculum vitae (CV),
  • proof of membership in a party,
  • completed application form (online).

The applicants may submit additional documentation that they consider relevant for the evaluation process.

Application

Application deadline:

The call will be open by Friday, 18 January 2019, 4.00 pm.

Submit applications:

- via an online form at: http://mladi.org/myURL/umidpoliticki

The text of the entire public call is available here.

If you have any questions, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (Subject: Upit, 17.01.0-N2.1-1433) or call +387 33 778 763.

cazin radionica

The Entrepreneurial fund for providing support for launching and developing youth-owned businesses was presented in Cazin, on 7th December 2018.

The info workshop was held at the City Hall of the City of Cazin, where representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT talked to Cazin’s youth about presenting their business ideas through a business plan, and completing the business plan form which is an integral part of the application to the Public call for funding and co-funding the best business plans of young people from Cazin. Conditions, how to apply and other technical details regarding the Public call were presented by representatives of the City of Cazin.

The public call for funding and co-funding the best business plans with joint funds of the Cazin Municipality and the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in BiH, intended to support the development of entrepreneurship and youth employment in this city is open until 24th December 2018.

More information about this Public call is available on the website of the City of Cazin.

modrica

The Entrepreneurial fund for providing support for launching and developing youth-owned businesses was presented at the Serbian Cultural Center, on 11th December 2018.

Representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT talked to Modriča’s youth about presenting their business ideas through a business plan, and completing the business plan form which is an integral part of the application to the Public call for funding and co-funding the best business plans of young people from Modriča. Conditions, how to apply and other technical details regarding the Public call were presented by representatives of the Modriča Municipality.

The public call for funding and co-funding the best business plans with joint funds of the Modriča Municipality and the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in BiH, intended to support the development of entrepreneurship and youth employment in this municipality will be open until 17th December 2018.

More information about this Public call is available on the website of the Municipality of Modriča.

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“We learned that we should never give up and always forge bravely ahead. These certificates are only the beginning of changes that we, young leaders, will bring to our local communities and the BiH society.” This was the message sent by the participants of the 13th generation of the Learn, Think and Act” training, and the first generation of the Learn, Think and Act! for Young Political Leaders (UMiDp), who received their certificates in a ceremony held on December 5, 2018 in Sarajevo.

The event included more than 40 training participants received their certificates, in a ceremony attended by representatives of youth organizations in BiH, participants of the Institute's previous trainings, and many friends of the Institute.

Learn, Think and Act! (UMiD) is the Institute's certified youth leader training program, which teaches participants how to be proactive citizens who take initiative, share their opinions and actively participate in decision-making processes in their community.

“I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, that UMiD helped me become more mature – both professionally and personally. In ten months I learned more than I did in three years at university, and I met people from all parts of BiH that I will stay in touch with long after I’ve finished UMiD.” said Mario Mrkić, participant of the 13th Learn, Think and Act! training, from Tuzla.

UMiD for Young Political Leaders (UMiDp) is the Institute's program for political leaders, i.e. young people from different political parties. During three 5-day modules, the participants acquired skills and knowledge about the political system in BiH, learned how to navigate the political landscape, how to construct a political image and how to advocate and negotiate in order to address youth needs and problems.

“During the training we learned about our own potential, our shortcomings, our good sides and bad sides. Now we have a clearer picture of the needs and problems of youth in today's society, and we feel like we can and must help.” - said Tea Ružić, UMiDp participant.

The trainings were organized and implemented by the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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